7 Times Nigerians Move In Silence

November 22, 2021

For people that are mostly loud, it’s surprising that there are certain situations when Nigerians prefer to move in silence. Nigerians won’t share the good news with others until it’s stale.  If someone is getting a new house, they won’t mention it until they have lived in it for a year. Here are seven times Nigerians move in silence.

1. When they want to travel abroad

If there is one thing that will make Nigerians move in silence, it is when they are about to travel abroad. Nigerians don’t tell anyone about their travel plans; they just wake one day and post pictures in winter coats with the caption “Goodbye Nigeria, the evil you have done is enough. “ To be honest, we stan. 

2. When they get pregnant

Nigerians announce pregnancies three months into the pregnancy, or after the baby or babies have been born. The argument is that they are trying to make sure that their village people don’t see the baby and kill it. 

3. When they build a new house

No Nigerian will tell you when they are building their house except if they want to ask you for help. They won’t even tell you when they’ve bought the land — they just go to their various religious houses and give testimonies about their new house and invite people to eat rice. 

4. When they are writing exams

Nigerians only tell family members that they are writing exams, so they can beg them for money. Plus the moment people know you’re writing exams, they’d want to know the outcome, and it usually ends in tears. 

5. When they are about to graduate

Nigerian mums will make sure you don’t tell anyone what level you are in school or when you are about to graduate. They can’t let principalities and powers come into play and make you carry over all your courses until you are forced to drop out. 

6. When they apply for their dream job 

Nigerians move in silence when they apply for jobs because if you post it on social media, someone could cancel the interview on your behalf or even apply with a stronger CV. Nigerians have a first-class degree in moving mad.

7. When they go to visit Babalawo 

It makes sense that they won’t tell anyone about this so that they don’t get judged.  They just tell you that they believe in jazz, it works and that they’ve seen people in their village go to visit a Babalawo. You’d be silent too if you were tying somebody’s destiny inside a  bottle.


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